Inmate planned escape for months

Inmate planned escape for months

There are 9 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Nov 28, 2008, titled Inmate planned escape for months. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Police are still on the lookout today for a man who escaped from the Mecosta County Jail late Wednesday night.

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Up north dude

Big Rapids, MI

#1 Nov 28, 2008
Wow...impressive police work...lol...who would have thought he would do this to hide.

Since: Jul 07

Grandville, MI

#2 Nov 28, 2008
I just looked up this mans record. There is no way in hell he should have ever been let out in the first place. Our system is seriously flawed.

http://www.state.mi.us/mdoc/asp/otis2profile....
John Q Public

Denver, CO

#3 Nov 28, 2008
Up north dude wrote:
Wow...impressive police work...lol...who would have thought he would do this to hide.
I probably just wanted to get so he could go get in line for the LCD TV's at Best Buy. Must be he has HD in his cell.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

United States

#4 Nov 28, 2008
So he is convicted of 2nd degree murder and min sentence is 15 years and he is out in 4.

“Really? I mean, REAAALLLYY???”

Since: Nov 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#5 Nov 28, 2008
John Q Public wrote:
<quoted text>
I probably just wanted to get so he could go get in line for the LCD TV's at Best Buy. Must be he has HD in his cell.
That can't be it. I'm sure his cell already a an LCD TV.
Tis Me

United States

#6 Nov 28, 2008
That's what I was wondering.

It says he was sentenced to a minimum of 15, maximum of 40 for his 2nd degree murder conviction.
He was sentenced in 2002 and let out in 2006.

Something is very wrong with that.

He must have been given credit for time served, because it looks like he's been in prison for the other offenses since the early 90's.
knh

Trenton, MI

#8 Nov 28, 2008
he was let out because his conviction was over turned due to the fact of being under age and without lawyer and or parent when questioned he made case law from what I hear and thats how he got out .

“STRATEGIC ASSESSMENTS”

Since: Aug 08

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

#9 Nov 28, 2008
Be your own law! Our legal system is broken.

You be the judge but God judges you. See, a perfect circle.
Tis Me

United States

#10 Nov 29, 2008
knh wrote:
he was let out because his conviction was over turned due to the fact of being under age and without lawyer and or parent when questioned he made case law from what I hear and thats how he got out .
But for that particular charge on his offender webpage, it says "Offender Discharge." To me that implies release after sentence served. You'd think if it was overturned on appeal, then it would say "Order Terminated" or something similar. Who knows.

The wording for each "Discharge Reason" is very confusing to say the least.

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